There are a lot of benefits to booking a room and staying on property at any of the three Disneyland Resort properties. Some people take a look at the cost and don’t think it’s worth it. But I’ve complied a list of perks and reasons why you should consider this option. Staying on property adds to the magic of a Disneyland trip for sure! Plus the Early Entry, extra 30 minutes in the park before other guests, is back starting August 8, 2022.
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Benefits of Booking a Disneyland Resort Hotel
There are three different Disneyland Resort Hotels, all with lots of exclusive benefits. See what I love about the Resort Hotels and why they’re worth it. Plus, you can always save $10 using code TourGuide when you book your theme park tickets and hotel with Get Away Today.
Benefits of Booking a Disneyland Resort Hotel – Paradise Pier Hotel
Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is located behind Disney California Adventure Park with potential views of the newly imagined Pixar Pier. This family-friendly hotel is so conveniently-located to the Disneyland Resort you’ll wonder why you ever considered staying anywhere else.
Enjoy casual, 1920’s beachy decor when booking at Paradise Pier Hotel. Disney announced recently they are changing this resort to a Pixar themed resort. More to come about that update! Each day of your stay at a Resort Hotel, beginning Aug. 8, 2022, Disneyland Resort Hotel guests will be able to enjoy Early Entry. Enjoy 30 minutes before the parks open to the general public, you’ll be able to walk right into either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park with valid theme park admission and your hotel room key. It’s a great way to get a jump on all the magic. See more details below on what’s open during this morning time!
Another benefit to booking at the Paradise Pier Hotel is the new private access into Disney California Adventure Park. To access it, cross the crosswalk and look for the signs for only hotel guests as seen below.
You end up inside Paradise Garden Parks area near Corn Dog Castle inside Disney California Adventure. Benefits of booking a Disneyland Resort Hotel also include top-notch Disney customer service, Character wake-up calls, hidden Mickeys in the decor and themed pools. Paradise Pier features a rooftop pool with waterslides and potential views of World of Color in Disney California Adventure Park.
Benefits of Booking a Disneyland Resort Hotel – Disneyland Hotel
The Disneyland Hotel is just up the street from Paradise Pier Hotel, just west of Disneyland Park. From this hotel, select rooms may offer views of the Critter Country area of the Park, as well as fireworks. Enjoy easy access of the monorail to go back and forth from Disneyland.
Disneyland Hotel is decked out with vintage Disney decor, including a light-up map in the lobby. You’ll see rides and attractions from Disney’s past, with fun light-up elements that bring the magic to life. As a Disneyland Hotel guest, you’ll have and extra 30 minutes, Early Entry to the parks with your room key and valid theme park admission. You’ll love being in the Parks before general admission, giving you the chance to enjoy popular rides with shorter wait times. Select rides are open during Early Entry, see list at the bottom of this post.
Character Dining options at Disneyland Hotel include Goofy’s Kitchen, which offers breakfast and dinner. The buffet has a wide variety of options, and it’s always a blast to meet the Characters right at your table.
Just like Paradise Pier, this Disneyland Resort Hotel offers guest perks such as Character wake-up calls, themed rooms and easy access to the Parks. Plus, Disneyland Hotel beds feature magical headboards that light up and play music with the touch of a button. It’s all those little touches that make your vacation extra special. Disneyland Hotel boasts some of the best pools as well, with a Monorail slide and kid-friendly splash areas.
Benefits of Booking a Disneyland Resort Hotel – Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is actually located inside Disney California Adventure Park. It has its own exclusive entrance into the Disney California Adventure Park, as well as an entrance to Downtown Disney.
The theming at Disney’s Grand Californian is woodsy, with a nod to California’s rich craftsman history. You’ll find Chip and Dale throughout the hotel, which is surrounded by towering pines. Using your Early Entry perk has never been easier at the Grand since you walk out of the hotel lobby to your own private entrance into Disney California Adventure Park! You won’t waste any time getting to and from the parks to your room for a quick break during the day.
If you’d like to meet Disney Characters during your stay, be sure to reserve your spot at Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures in Napa Rose restaurant. Guests of all ages will love to see Disney Princesses up close and have a chance for photos and autographs. I love the Storytellers Cafe character experience at breakfast time. You’ll see Mickey, Minnie, Chip, Dale and Pluto dressed up in Safari outfits. The breakfast buffet is amazing.
Benefits of booking a Disneyland Resort Hotel include the beautiful grounds, and you’ll feel like you’re in the Redwoods when you visit the Grand’s pool and leisure areas. You can request Character wake-up calls at the Grand as well, and enjoy the inviting lobby with live piano music and fireplace seating area. Each hotel has activities like… Learn to draw Disney characters, or learn to play the ukulele and hula dance! Visit the Guest Services Desk located in each hotel lobby during your stay for a complete schedule of current activities and locations.
Benefits of Booking a Disneyland Resort Hotel – Early Entry details
Like I mentioned above starting August 8th the return of my favorite benefit, now called Early Entry. You get an extra 30 minutes inside either park any day of the week if you stay on property. What’s available during early entry admission at
Disneyland Park Attractions
- Alice in Wonderland
- Astro Orbitor
- Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
- Disneyland Monorail
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- King Arthur Carrousel
- Mad Tea Party
- Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
- Peter Pan
- Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
- Snow White’s Enchanted Wish
- Space Mountain
- Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
Dining and Shopping
- Fantasyland Fruit Cart
- Galactic Grill
- Guide Il
- Esplanade Stroller Shop
- The Mad Hatter in Fantasyland
- Market House
- Plaza Inn
Disney California Adventure Park Attractions
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- The Little Mermaid
- Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
- Monsters Inc
- Soarin’ Around the World
- WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure
Dining and Shopping
- Cappuccino Cart
- The Collector’s Warehouse
- Corn Dog Castle
- Esplanade Stroller Shop
- Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe
- Fillmore’s Taste-In
- Seaside Souvenirs
- WEB Suppliers
And with the return of Early Entry we will see how this works with the Monorail. Hotel guests used to have the advantage to use the Monorail during the early time frame. I will be there to test and find out how it works with Early Entry. Read more about the Monorail on this post.
Benefits of Booking a Disneyland Resort Hotel – Discounts with Get Away Today
No matter when you book a Disneyland Resort Hotel, one of the benefits of booking with Get Away Today is reduced rates. Right now save up to 25% on select rooms at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort on most Sunday through Thursday nights from Aug. 7 – Sept. 29, 2022. Bookings begin now through Sept. 22, 2022! Save up to 25% off select stays of four nights or longer at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa or Disneyland Hotel. Or save up to 20% on accommodations at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, 15% at the Disneyland Hotel and 10% at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.
You can save an additional $10 when you book your theme park tickets and hotel stay with Get Away Today by using code TourGuide. Whether online or over the phone at 855-GET-AWAY, be sure to mention Disneyland Tour Guide sent you for the best pricing. And their agents can see additional rooms so check with them if you can’t find availability for the dates you’re going.